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Case Explainer

District of Columbia v. Wesby (Decision January 22, 2018)

The police officers had probable cause to arrest the D.C. partygoers, and they would have had immunity too.

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Case Explainer

Roe v. Wade (Decision January 22, 1973)

The Supreme Court ruled on the historical Roe v Wade case in 1973. The ruling deemed access to safe, legal abortion was a fundamental right under the US Constitution. But, when can the state ban abortions because of a concern for prenatal life? Check out our latest post and explainer infographic for details.

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McCoy v. Louisiana (Argument January 17, 2018)

Did McCoy’s lawyer have the right to overrule McCoy’s choice to plead innocent?

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6 Supreme Court cases of this term that MLK would have cared about

6 Supreme Court cases argued this term relating to civil rights, voting rights and unlawful detention.

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Hall v. Hall (Argument January 16, 2018)

The lower court tried two related cases together. While one of them is still ongoing, can the other be appealed?

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Byrd v. United States (Argument January 9, 2018)

Can you expect privacy (i.e. Fourth Amendment protections) in a rental car if you are not on the lease?

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Texas v. New Mexico and Colorado (Argument January 8, 2018)

Texas argues New Mexico is violating a 1938 agreement that allocates usage of the Rio Grande River water. New Mexico argues Texas doesn’t have a case. Will the Supreme Court dismiss it?

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Case Explainer

Religious Holiday Displays on Public Property: Are they Constitutional?

Infographic – Supreme Court Decisions When the government puts up a religious display for the holidays, does that mean the government is endorsing/favoring that religion?

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Murphy v. Smith (Argument December 6, 2017)

How much of the prisoner’s monetary award must go to his attorney’s fees?

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Case Explainer

Marinello v. United States (Argument December 6, 2017)

Does the felony tax provision apply to Marinello?

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